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POWER CATS TURN ON JUICE IN FINAL SEASON

Niagara Falls keeps doing its best to make its final boys basketball season a doozy.

The school, which will merge with LaSalle in the fall, went to 7-0 in the Niagara Frontier League and 10-1 overall Wednesday night with a 63-53 victory over Nichols.

Jeff Street scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter for the Power Cats and finished with 12 rebounds while Ed Ingram popped home a couple of three-pointers in the final period to help keep Nichols at bay. Niagara Falls' Julius Barnes had a team-high 19 points with 10 rebounds and Ed Turner paced Nichols with 18 points.

Niagara Falls has three home games remaining.

Non-league: Kharman Wingard had 27 points, Colin Williams had 16 points and 14 rebounds and Kareem Johnson and Aaron Hayes both had 10 points and 10 rebounds as Bennett (7-6) claimed an 82-56 victory over LaSalle (9-5), despite a game-high 32 points from DeWitt Doss. . . . Kevin McMullen had 20 points, James Metzler added 15 and Tom Shepperly scored 10 as Amherst (5-7) took a 68-48 win over Cleveland Hill (7-8). David Gray led the losers with 14 points.

Girls

Niagara Frontier League: Tiffany Walton had 21 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks to help Nichols (6-4, 3-3) defeat Niagara Falls, 55-36.

Msgr. Martin Assn.: Jen O'Neill had 22 points, 11 rebounds and nine steals to help Buffalo Seminary (8-9, 4-5) to a 54-34 win over Niagara Catholic (4-7, 1-6). Danielle Guetta led NC with 12 points. . . . Jocelyn Kiszewski was one of three Villa Maria (9-6, 4-3) players with 12 points and also added 10 rebounds in a 61-15 shellacking of Turner/Carroll (0-7, 0-5).

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